Parent Training

Free accessing public services workshop
for parents /carers

Please read the information below and if you are interested in this free workshop, then email Sara Johnson  or send her a message via the parent/carer whatsapp group by Friday 21 December.


By the end of the Accessing Public Services workshop,
parent/carers will be able to:


  • Identify commonly occurring problems facing families accessing services and recognise different types of dispute.
  • Come up with problem-solving approaches to these problems.
  • Use a number of template letters when corresponding with public bodies.

The workshop includes working on case studies relating to direct payments, respite care, Disabled Facilities Grants, residential placement and school transport.

This course is due to run on Thursday 24 January 2019, from 10am – 2pm
Please note: a minimum of 10 attendees (maximum of 25) is required for this course run.

Basic Deaf Awareness and BSL

Please read the information below and email Sara Johnson if you would be interested in taking part in this workshop by Friday 23 November. Please note:

  • The classes will take place on either a Monday or Friday.
    When emailing Sara please let her know your preference.
  • Each attendee would be asked to pay up to £30 to attend.



This coming year, we are running basic deaf awareness and sign language workshops, in Greenwich, and surrounding areas.

Signs4Life is leading efforts towards a society in which deaf and disabled people have full access and are working to raise the public and political awareness of disability provision.
Our courses are tailored for both staff and volunteers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the barriers that deaf and hard of hearing people face.
  • List the ways in which deaf and hard of hearing people communicate.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to implement positive methods of communication, and offer an equal service to deaf and hard of hearing people.
  • Recognise basic everyday signs (Good morning/afternoon, do you need any help? What is your name? Please, thank you, let me help you).
  • Apply the finger-spelling alphabet.
  • Explore the deaf community & culture.

Our large client base includes hospitals, charities, libraries, museums, schools, colleges and universities, theatres, councils, PCTs, care homes, housing associations, police and ambulance authorities.



One of the best courses I have been on. Both myself and my colleague who attended your open course at York Guild Hall really feel we can use the knowledge gained to improve the service that we provide.
(Jill Harper, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, York)


We have regular deaf customers who shop with us, and having completed your tailored course for supermarkets we have had an influx of the local deaf community shopping with us. Word has got round so we must be doing well!
(Laura Grey, Asda, Linwood, Scotland)

City Lit – Where London learns…

City Lit Family Learning is out in the communities
of Camden and Greenwich. Regular classes and workshops
are help throughout the year in the borough, but also
at Charlton Park Academy.


October – December 2018

City Lit: Make Do and Sell


29 October – 3 December, 10am – 12 noon
– No session on 5 November, this session will be rescheduled to Friday 9 December

Using learnt and new skills you will budget*, plan, make, price, and display seasonal craft items which will be sold to raise money for the school. This will be reimbursed after the sale. There will also be an opportunity to sell the items at the Woolwich Winter Warmer event.

*You will be asked to make a contribution to provide/purchase 


Tutor: Millie Easter
Family Learning Coordinator and Tutor  | Community Outreach
T: 0207 492 2521 | M: 07733307266

DatesCity Lit WorkshopTime
Monday 29 OctoberCity Lit: Make Do and Sell10am-12 noon
Friday 9 NovemberCity Lit: Make Do and Sell10am-12 noon
Monday 12 NovemberCity Lit: Make Do and Sell10am-12 noon
Monday 19 NovemberCity Lit: Make Do and Sell10am-12 noon
Monday 26 NovemberCity Lit: Make Do and Sell10am-12 noon
Monday 3 DecemberCity Lit: Make Do and Sell10am-12 noon

Supporting your child with a sensory diet at home
Thursday 29  November | 10.30am – 12 noon

In this session we will:

  • explore sensory processing issues at home.
  • discuss range of sensory difficulties parents may deal with on a daily basis.
  • providing a structure and routine that is focused on sensory needs within the home.

Led by Denise Yusuf, Occupational Therapist

Charlton Park Academy
Registered Address: Charlton Park Road, London, SE7 8HX
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